There were a few things that I wanted to talk about today, so I figured I’d just lump them all into one post. Nothing like a rando-post every once in a while.

More Wal-Mart Video Stupidity
I posted my opinion of Wal-Mart’s foray into downloadable video the other day and how lousy it was that the damn site didn’t even work in Firefox. Well, it’s gotten better... and by better I mean crappier. If you now head over to Wal-Mart’s video download page and you’re using a non IE6 (or above browser), you get redirected to their “Unsupported Browser” page. Here’s what it says:

We’re sorry ...
Our website requires the browser Internet Explorer version 6 or higher. It appears that you are using Firefox, Safari, or another browser that Wal-Mart Video Downloads doesn’t currently support. Click here to get Internet Explorer for free from Microsoft.
Thank You

Genius. Guess Wal-Mart doesn’t know that Microsoft stopped making IE for Macs over two years ago. In addition to this nonsense, I found the following FAQs about the service on TUAW:

No Mac, iPod or Zune support. Only Windows Media Player. Man those guys are smart.

16th and Walnut Wreck
I’ve lived in my current place for close to a year now and as I mentioned before, I believe that I’ve uncovered one of Kansas City’s most dangerous intersections.

Today, while watching the latest episode of The Office (with some claaaaaassic uncomfortable moments), I heard three large booms. I looked outside to see if it were something noticeable, but I saw nothing. A while later, I heard several helicopters flying overhead and, shortly thereafter, sirens. I looked out again and made sure I looked South down Walnut. Sure enough, there were three wrecked cars, a tow truck, bystanders everywhere, and cops with a dude cuffed on the ground. I’m unsure what happened, but if there’s a story online somewhere in the next few days, I’ll post it.

41-Day Resolutions Check-Up
Here’s how I stand on my resolutions so far this year:

  1. Set up a meeting with a financial planner. (Priority number one)
    Still haven’t done this. Lame, I know.
  2. Limit fried potato intake to once a month. (This includes french fries, fast food hash browns, tater tots, etc.)
    I’ve had two orders so far this year, both on the mountain during snowboarding. Wasn’t worth it.
  3. Visit Kansas City’s museums.
    This might be something to start tomorrow.
  4. Pay off other credit card.
    Close to consolidating card to a cheaper rate.
  5. Walk to work at least twice a week.
    I’ve worked five weeks so far, and have walked to work at least twice each week -- except one. That’s easy to make up, though.
  6. Use all of my vacation days.
    Five down. Ten to go.
  7. Go through storage items and purge.
    I have a plan for some of my crap.
  8. Boycott shopping at Wal-Mart.
    Still going strong.
  9. Limit my soda intake to one a month.
    Easy peasy.

+ original post date: February 10, 2007 05:26 PM
+ categories: All About Seth, Computers, Dwellings, Funny, Ha Ha, KC, Movies, WTF, Web Stuff


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There's a seconhand replay of the events you witnessed here.

BTW I'm glad I am not the only one who found "The Office" to be particularly painful and uncomfortable this past week. I had to turn my head and/or walk away from the TV several times.

+ author: ScooterJ
+ posted: February 13, 2007 09:43 AM

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